Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

May 22, 2013

Towne Centre Dr. gets OK from planning panel

Road must be OK’d by environmental committee and county commission before added to road list

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County’s Regional Planning Commission approved adopting Towne Centre Dr. to the county’s road list.

It must also be approved by the county’s environmental committee and county commission before it is officially added to the road list.

The road is off Peavine Rd. near Fairfield Glade and leads to Food City grocery store and to Towne Centre Way, which leads to Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

Barry Field of Field’s Engineering Consultant Services, LLC attended the meeting representing developer L.E. Smith.

A few months ago Field and made a request that the county and the Cumberland County Highway Department accept Towne Centre Dr. and Towne Centre Way and add them to the county’s road list.

Current Cumberland County Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock was hesitant and said, “The only issue I have is that I was not a part of construction of (Towne Centre Way) and I have no idea if it is built to county specs or not. I would have to have a core drill before I would accept it because I don’t have a clue as to what’s underneath it.”

None of the committee members remembered discussing Towne Centre Dr. and after some research by county attorney and committee member Randal Boston, it was revealed that the planning commission had reviewed Towne Centre Rd. and it had been signed off by former Cumberland County Road Superintendent Wendell Houston and former Cumberland County Mayor Brock Hill in 2008. The road at that point went just to the back of Food City grocery store off Peavine Rd.

The regional planning commission requested Field have Towne Centre Dr. core tested as per Blaylock’s request and this month the committee did have a letter that was submitted by Blaylock stating those core tests came back satisfactory to county road specifications.

Upon receiving that information, Dave Hassler, 3rd District commissioner motioned to have the road accepted and it was supported by Larry Allen, 6th District commissioner.

It was unanimously approved. Randy Boston, county attorney, abstained from the vote.

In other areas, the committee approved a preliminary plat for Daddy’s Creek Estates on Hwy. 70 E. that was submitted by Chris Vick.

It is a new subdivision that was sold and has been re-platted from 72 lots into 133 lots. It is approximately 160 acres. The first phase, which is 59 lots, is the portion that was approved for a preliminary plat.

Hassler motioned for preliminary approval and it was supported by Boston and unanimously approved.

Under the planner’s staff report, several individual, minor subdivision changes were approved.

Committee members Stanley Hall and Roy Turner, 7th District commissioner, did not attend the meeting.

1
Text Only
Area News
  • donate life.jpg Organ donation gives man new lease on life

    Travis Hodges has a new lease on life, thanks to a selfless gift a young father made the year before.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fireworks, sign change get council OK

    While the April Crossville City Council meeting was generally a calm one, there were some fireworks on the agenda.

    April 18, 2014

  • quackers at the library.jpg Spring jamboree

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspect charged in Sportsman Club break-in

    A Crossville man has been arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of a shooting club's building in the county that occurred last week, according to arrest reports.

    April 17, 2014

  • Panel discusses auditing hotel/motel tax collections

    Commissioners on the budget committee discussed the possibility of auditing hotels and motels in the county regarding the collection of hotel/motel tax collection figures being down.

    April 17, 2014

  • Repent burglar must serve time

    Some defendants cry, because they get caught, and others are tearful with remorse. No one in the courtroom doubted Robert Killeen's sincerity when he apologized to his victim, his loved ones and supporters for committing crimes against an elderly widow, stealing the money her late husband left her.

    April 17, 2014

  • Panel OKs budget amendments

    The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $134,506 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department in order to accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for enhanced waste oil collection.

    April 16, 2014

  • Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation

    The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool

    A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.

    April 16, 2014

  • certifying machines.jpg Certifying early voting machines

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice